Hopefully, our October meeting will be at Thistle Needleworks, 506 Silas Deane Highway in
Wethersfield, CT. The dates for meetings will be the first Saturdays of the even months,
Saturday, June 5th,
"Thread For All Seasons" offers a chance to work with the design
color of your choice. There are three color options from which to choose: Seasons, Jewel
and Spring! After this exercise, you will better understand how colors work together and
how colors work off each other. This exercise will be a real eye opener!
Registrations for this class are closed.
The color choices are:
Saturday, October 2nd,
At this time we hope that this meeting will take place in person at Thistle Needleworks. There are several copies of the same crewel kits that were donated for our use. We plan to give one to each participant with the hope each person will interpret it with their own choices of stitches and colors. Judie Solomon will review a variety of crewel stitches and their execution. The plan is that each of us will bring her piece to the December meeting so that we can share our individual approaches. Supplies for a sample kit are shown below.
During the afternoon, supplies and instructions will be available for choosing a Rozashi project and kitting up the threads and fabrics needed to complete the project. We will prepare the Ro (fabric) by gluing it to an appropriate frame so that you are set to begin the stitching. The instructions are projects designed and taught by Ginny Currie, and the materials are available because of her donation to our chapter. Our aim is to share the chosen projects at the February meeting.
A coupon is provided for this meeting. The deadline for registration is
Saturday, December 4th, 2021 Program TBA
Saturday, February 5th,
UPDATE ON NER SEMINAR 2022
We’re aiming for a no-frills seminar, since the EGA National Seminar in Boston is on track for 2023 and many in the region will be involved with that. We plan on 6 teachers and Studio Time, a familiar format.
This seminar will be co-hosted by PVC and CRVC, so as we get closer to the date, we’ll be asking for any helping hands who’d like to volunteer for little jobs. So far from our chapter: Linda Berry will be the registrar; Deb Milvae will handle finance until November, when the next NER treasurer will take over, and then she’ll coordinate class angels; Lisa Green will make food arrangements; Linda Berry and Kathryn Lord will put together welcome packets for teachers and attendees.
We hope to see you in person in 2022!
TEACHING OUR YOUTH STITCHING (T.O.Y.S.)
The NER-EGA Board discussed and most agreed that the T.O.Y.S.
program be made available to chapters that are teaching embroidery to youth.
YOUTH EMBROIDERY CLASSES — Lesson Plans – available electronicallyDraw, Paint, Stitch – Surface Stitches. Using photographs and drawings for designs and transferring designs
Create a Family Crest – Surface Stitches – Designing a family crest
Counting Stitches – On canvas – A Sampler – Designing sampler, Alphabet and motif charts
Finishing Your Project – Instructions on framing, a bracelet, book covers, pins, and pillow
Fun Ideas—Pick A Card – each card features a stitch with photo of project using that stitch on front and the stitch diagram on back and Creating designs by Make a Line and Cut and Arrange Shapes
LEADER /TEACHER WORKSHOPS — can also adapt projects to use with youthCounting Stitches – Small projects, including finishing – bookmark, bag
Let Count Stitches – A Sampler
A Stitch Sampler – Surface stitches – Presents and teaches the stitch "families"
Pocket of Stitches & Have a Heart – Surface stitches on felt
For more information please contact a Teaching Our Youth Stitching Committee Member.
For many years CRVC had a library of needlework books.
Several years ago, the decision was made to disband the library and sell off the books.
Many were sold, but many still remain and they can be seen on our website at
www.crvc-ega.org/library.html. If you would like to purchase one or
more of these titles, send an email to the Judie at
ThisNeedle@aol.com with your bid -- all reasonable offers
will be accepted. We only ask that, in addition to your donation, you pay the cost of
mailing the book(s) to you via media mail.